The EE braggers thread!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KatyTheChickenLady, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. fuzzybutt love

    fuzzybutt love Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: Originally Posted by RaeRae2 [​IMG] She is 6, going on 7 years old She doesn't lay anymore,
    How many years did she lay for you? Just wondering what to expect?
     
  2. Moonchild

    Moonchild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I'm Freaking OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so I came home today and was so worried cause it was hot today and was afraid the incubator would have gotten to hot...So I ran in to see this.......
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    And after the photo I have 5 more pips and starting to break thur the eggs....
    the four others are my EE eggs. I'm so excited [​IMG]
    I guess my saturday at 12 schedule is not happening...They are NOT on my schedule hahaa!!!
    Oh my nerves...I keep checking on them...... UrgArg I have to work tomorrow for a few hours...I'm gonna just die!! [​IMG]
    I guess this is what I will be doing [​IMG].


    Oh this is my First Hatch can you tell!!!
     
  3. Moonchild

    Moonchild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOVE the BABIES!!!!!!!



     
  4. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Are you excited yet???? [​IMG]
     
  5. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    12 of 14 eggs hatched! 2 of them are from my beautiful EE hen and her D'uccle man. they look different then the previous babies i have hatched from the pair, but with an EE you can never tell what they will pass down to their kiddos! they also got more leg feathering this time then previous hatch. but since I have only one Bantam EE hen who lays green eggs I am pretty certain these are hers since I placed only two green eggs in the bator an watched them hatch from those green eggs yesterday [​IMG] I just can't get over how much of their daddy they got in them. maybe they will lay cream colored eggs like daddies breed to, thats to say if they are girls[​IMG].
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    I have only ever gotten 2 girls from this pairing, the Girl I kept laid her first egg today[​IMG]. Its green like momma's. The other girl I sold and am waiting to hear back from her owner as to what egg color she lays.
    My Grand Chicky is a new egg mommy! So tiny and wasn't expecting her to lay for another month and a half.
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  6. flower

    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    grummpypantsmomma BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your good hatch. Wish I could get good results like you. I am thinking that feathered feet is dominate as is the blue egg gene. So I would expect the chicks from a d'uccle and EE cross to have many chicks with feathered feet, with pea type comb who lay pale colored blue/green eggs.
     
  7. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds good to me! :) I am just wondering why with this batch of babies their is more leg feathering all the way down to toes, muffs and more D'Uccle patterning at hatch as apposed to the last batch from the same parents that had feathering only half way down their legs no muffs and almost solid color at hatch. there momma had no sign of muffs until her first moult!
     
  8. Peach2u

    Peach2u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I'd love to have that hatch rate! I'm counting down till I get babies. A broody is sitting on 10 green eggs,2 Blue copper Maran,3 tan eggs that will be a surprise. A splash maran roo over BO, RIR and a cochin. I do have 1 brown egg laying EE so it could be hers. Tomorrow I am taking the eggs I been collecting this is day 6 now to a guy with a huge incubator. 37 eggs so far and I still have today and in the morning. The average of 5-8 eggs a day out of 12 hens. I'm collecting the Ameraucanas, EE, BCM, and cochin eggs all covered by the very large splash maran with lite feather shanks and first toe. OLIVE egger and chocolate egger will be thier off spring. Not sure how the plumage will come out. Any one else out there mixed a birchen splash manran over EE's. I would like to see what might happen ;-) I am also getting 20 BCM around the 24th. They are coming from a Wade boodline breeder. I'm hoping for about 50 chicks out of the 75 eggs. More would be great![​IMG]
     
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  9. LazyQ

    LazyQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday my Son came by to check on me and saw my LGD with something in her mouth. Turns out it was a fresh hatched chick. She is OK with grown birds., BUTT for some reason the small ones she wont tolerate.
    Dave got the chick from her, just had a scratch on it's hip. It is a nice blue. Anyway he finds the hidden nest, grabs a box and starts catching chicks. Ended up with 14 chicks out of 16 eggs. I had just gotten 5 Swedish Flower chicks in the mail Tuesday, so I lit up the brooder pen next to them, get them some water and feed and turned on the heat lamp and we put the new kids in. They started eating and drinking after all of 2 minutes. On my way out to check on them in a few.

    The new babies.
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    They already have puffy cheeks, at least I think I see muffs and beards compared to the Swedish Flower Hen chicks.
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    For comparison. The Swedish Flower Hen chicks.
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  10. Grumpypantsmomma

    Grumpypantsmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hav no idea what the chicks would look like but it will be interesting to see! Good Luck hatching!
     

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